Arthur F Kramer

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Affiliation: University of Illinois
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Exercise, brain, and cognition across the life span
    Michelle W Voss
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Dept of Psychology, Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Appl Physiol 111:1505-13. 2011
  2. pmc Cardiorespiratory fitness, hippocampal volume, and frequency of forgetting in older adults
    Amanda N Szabo
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neuropsychology 25:545-53. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Training-induced plasticity in older adults: effects of training on hemispheric asymmetry
    Kirk I Erickson
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Department of Psychology, Urbana, IL, United States
    Neurobiol Aging 28:272-83. 2007
  4. doi request reprint A functional MRI investigation of the association between childhood aerobic fitness and neurocognitive control
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    Biol Psychol 89:260-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Dedifferentiation in the visual cortex: an fMRI investigation of individual differences in older adults
    Michelle W Voss
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Brain Res 1244:121-31. 2008
  6. doi request reprint A neuroimaging investigation of the association between aerobic fitness, hippocampal volume, and memory performance in preadolescent children
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Brain Res 1358:172-83. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint The neural correlates of an expanded functional field of view
    Paige E Scalf
    Beckman Institute and Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:32-44. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of dual-task performance after minimizing task-preparation
    Kirk I Erickson
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61810, USA
    Neuroimage 28:967-79. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Training-induced functional activation changes in dual-task processing: an FMRI study
    Kirk I Erickson
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61810, USA
    Cereb Cortex 17:192-204. 2007
  10. pmc Aerobic fitness and response variability in preadolescent children performing a cognitive control task
    Chien Ting Wu
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neuropsychology 25:333-41. 2011

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Publications53

  1. pmc Exercise, brain, and cognition across the life span
    Michelle W Voss
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Dept of Psychology, Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Appl Physiol 111:1505-13. 2011
    ..There is also a need for human neuroimaging studies to adopt a more unified multi-modal framework and for greater interaction between human and animal models of exercise effects on brain and cognition across the life span...
  2. pmc Cardiorespiratory fitness, hippocampal volume, and frequency of forgetting in older adults
    Amanda N Szabo
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neuropsychology 25:545-53. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that age, sex, education, body composition, and physical activity were direct determinants of fitness, which, in turn, influenced frequency of forgetting indirectly through hippocampal volume and spatial working memory...
  3. ncbi request reprint Training-induced plasticity in older adults: effects of training on hemispheric asymmetry
    Kirk I Erickson
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Department of Psychology, Urbana, IL, United States
    Neurobiol Aging 28:272-83. 2007
    ..These results provide evidence for plasticity in old age and are discussed in relation to an alternative argument for the role of reduced asymmetry in performance improvements...
  4. doi request reprint A functional MRI investigation of the association between childhood aerobic fitness and neurocognitive control
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    Biol Psychol 89:260-8. 2012
    ..We suggest that higher fit children are better at activating and adapting neural processes involved in cognitive control to meet and maintain task goals...
  5. doi request reprint Dedifferentiation in the visual cortex: an fMRI investigation of individual differences in older adults
    Michelle W Voss
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Brain Res 1244:121-31. 2008
    ....
  6. doi request reprint A neuroimaging investigation of the association between aerobic fitness, hippocampal volume, and memory performance in preadolescent children
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Brain Res 1358:172-83. 2010
    ..The findings are the first to indicate that aerobic fitness may relate to the structure and function of the preadolescent human brain...
  7. ncbi request reprint The neural correlates of an expanded functional field of view
    Paige E Scalf
    Beckman Institute and Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:32-44. 2007
    ..Practice with the FFOV task improves older adults' attentional function by increasing their recruitment of regions traditionally associated with orienting visual attention...
  8. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of dual-task performance after minimizing task-preparation
    Kirk I Erickson
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61810, USA
    Neuroimage 28:967-79. 2005
    ..These results are discussed in relation to current conceptions of the neural correlates of dual-task performance...
  9. ncbi request reprint Training-induced functional activation changes in dual-task processing: an FMRI study
    Kirk I Erickson
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61810, USA
    Cereb Cortex 17:192-204. 2007
    ..These results are discussed in relation to the efficacy of training protocols for modulating attention and executive functions, dual-task processing, and fMRI correlates of plasticity...
  10. pmc Aerobic fitness and response variability in preadolescent children performing a cognitive control task
    Chien Ting Wu
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neuropsychology 25:333-41. 2011
    ..To investigate the relationship between aerobic fitness and cognitive variability in preadolescent children...
  11. pmc Trajectories of change in self-esteem in older adults: exercise intervention effects
    Neha P Gothe
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 906 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Behav Med 34:298-306. 2011
    ..Our findings support theoretically-based predictions and extend the literature showing unique psychological responses conditional on specific types of physical activities...
  12. pmc Functional connectivity: a source of variance in the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and cognition?
    Michelle W Voss
    Beckman Institute and Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neuropsychologia 48:1394-406. 2010
    ..We provide the first evidence for functional connectivity as a source of variance in the association between aerobic fitness and cognition, and discuss results in the context of neurobiological theories of cognitive aging and disease...
  13. pmc Basal ganglia volume is associated with aerobic fitness in preadolescent children
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Dev Neurosci 32:249-56. 2010
    ..Because children are becoming increasingly overweight, unhealthy and unfit, understanding the neurocognitive benefits of an active lifestyle during childhood has important public health and educational implications...
  14. doi request reprint The effects of video game playing on attention, memory, and executive control
    Walter R Boot
    Beckman Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 129:387-98. 2008
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  15. pmc Measuring enjoyment of physical activity in older adults: invariance of the physical activity enjoyment scale (paces) across groups and time
    Sean P Mullen
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 906 S, Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:103. 2011
    ..The shortened, psychometrically sound measure provides researchers and practitioners an expedited and reliable instrument for assessing the enjoyment of physical activity...
  16. pmc Walking and talking: dual-task effects on street crossing behavior in older adults
    Mark B Neider
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Psychol Aging 26:260-8. 2011
    ..Our data suggest that multitasking costs may be particularly dangerous for older adults even during everyday activities such as crossing the street...
  17. pmc Cardiovascular fitness, cortical plasticity, and aging
    Stanley J Colcombe
    The Beckman Institute, and Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:3316-21. 2004
    ..These data suggest that increased cardiovascular fitness can affect improvements in the plasticity of the aging human brain, and may serve to reduce both biological and cognitive senescence in humans...
  18. pmc Longitudinal invariance and construct validity of the abbreviated late-life function and disability instrument in healthy older adults
    Amanda N Szabo
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 906 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:785-91. 2011
    ..To cross-validate the psychometric properties of the abbreviated Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument (LL-FDI), a measure of perceived functional limitations and disability...
  19. pmc Correlates of functional fitness in older adults
    James F Konopack
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Int J Behav Med 15:311-8. 2008
    ..Self-efficacy has been shown to be both an antecedent and determinant of behaviors such as physical activity and may explain variance in the performance of functional tasks among older adults...
  20. doi request reprint Training older adults to search more effectively: scanning strategy and visual search in dynamic displays
    Ensar Becic
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:461-6. 2008
    ..These data suggest that with instructions and minimal practice, older adults can ameliorate the cost of a poor search strategy...
  21. ncbi request reprint Aerobic exercise training increases brain volume in aging humans
    Stanley J Colcombe
    Beckman Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, 405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1166-70. 2006
    ..The present study examined whether aerobic fitness training of older humans can increase brain volume in regions associated with age-related decline in both brain structure and cognition...
  22. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in the use of background layout in visual search
    Ensar Becic
    Beckman Institute and Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 14:109-25. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the visual search performance advantage obtained in the presence of a background layout or landmark was observed both for individuals with small and large memory spans...
  23. doi request reprint Can training in a real-time strategy video game attenuate cognitive decline in older adults?
    Chandramallika Basak
    Beckman Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:765-77. 2008
    ..Individual differences in changes in game performance were correlated with improvements in task switching. The study has implications for the enhancement of executive control processes of older adults...
  24. pmc Top-down attentional control in spatially coincident stimuli enhances activity in both task-relevant and task-irrelevant regions of cortex
    Kirk I Erickson
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Behav Brain Res 197:186-97. 2009
    ..These results support predictions made by models of selective attention and suggest an important mechanism of top-down attentional control in spatially contiguous stimuli...
  25. ncbi request reprint Interactive effects of fitness and hormone treatment on brain health in postmenopausal women
    Kirk I Erickson
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 28:179-85. 2007
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  26. ncbi request reprint Temporal limitations in multiple target detection in a dynamic monitoring task
    Walter R Boot
    Department of Psychology, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Hum Factors 49:897-906. 2007
    ..Two experiments examined the detectability of multiple transient changes within a cluttered and dynamic display (a simulated sonar display)...
  27. doi request reprint Learning to multitask: effects of video game practice on electrophysiological indices of attention and resource allocation
    Edward L Maclin
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Psychophysiology 48:1173-83. 2011
    ..Hence, P3 and EEG spectral data are differentially sensitive to changes in attentional processing occurring with complex task training...
  28. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in visual search in dynamic displays
    Ensar Becic
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:67-74. 2007
    ..These results highlight the importance of individual differences in scanning strategy in real-world dynamic, cluttered environments...
  29. pmc Growth trajectories of exercise self-efficacy in older adults: influence of measures and initial status
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 906 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Health Psychol 30:75-83. 2011
    ..This study examined differential trajectories of exercise-related self-efficacy beliefs across a 12-month randomized controlled exercise trial...
  30. ncbi request reprint Fitness, aging and neurocognitive function
    Arthur F Kramer
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, 405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 26:124-7. 2005
    ..In general, the results are promising and suggest that fitness may serve a neuroprotective function for aging humans...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular fitness and neurocognitive function in older adults: a brief review
    Edward McAuley
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 18:214-20. 2004
    ..We also consider the important topic of participant adherence in clinical exercise trials. Finally, we suggest future directions for studies of cardiovascular fitness, aging, and neurocognitive function...
  32. doi request reprint Pedestrians, vehicles, and cell phones
    Mark B Neider
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 42:589-94. 2010
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Aging, memory and visual search
    Arthur F Kramer
    Beckman Institute and the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 122:288-304. 2006
    ..Additional analyses suggested that older adults may derive their benefit from finer spatial encoding of search items. These findings suggest that some of the memory processes that support visual search are relatively age invariant...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prosaccades and antisaccades to onsets and color singletons: evidence that erroneous prosaccades are not reflexive
    Richard Godijn
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Exp Brain Res 172:439-48. 2006
    ..The present findings have implications for our understanding of the processes involved in the programming of antisaccades and the causes of erroneous prosaccades...
  35. ncbi request reprint Capitalizing on cortical plasticity: influence of physical activity on cognition and brain function
    Arthur F Kramer
    Beckman Institute and Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 11:342-8. 2007
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Visual search in temporally segregated displays: converging operations in the study of the preview benefit
    Artem V Belopolsky
    The Department of Psychology, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 24:453-66. 2005
    ..The results suggest that, although participants might be using inhibition at later stages of the preview interval, they are not maintaining inhibition on the old objects throughout most of the preview interval...
  37. doi request reprint Visual search for real world targets under conditions of high target-background similarity: Exploring training and transfer in younger and older adults
    Mark B Neider
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 134:29-39. 2010
    ..Camouflage training benefits at transfer for older adults appeared to be related to improvements in attentional guidance and target recognition rather than a more efficient search strategy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Influence of age and proximity warning devices on collision avoidance in simulated driving
    Arthur F Kramer
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, 405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Hum Factors 49:935-49. 2007
    ..We conducted a set of experiments to examine the utility of several different uni- and multimodal collision avoidance systems (CASs) on driving performance of young and older adult drivers in a high-fidelity simulator...
  39. ncbi request reprint The implications of cortical recruitment and brain morphology for individual differences in inhibitory function in aging humans
    Stan J Colcombe
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Psychol Aging 20:363-75. 2005
    ..Morphological analyses revealed that frontal white matter tracts differed as a function of performance in older adults, suggesting that hemispheric connectivity might impact both patterns of recruitment and cognitive performance...
  40. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and executive control: implications for increased cognitive health during older adulthood
    Charles H Hillman
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Res Q Exerc Sport 75:176-85. 2004
    ....
  41. pmc Construct validation of a non-exercise measure of cardiorespiratory fitness in older adults
    Emily L Mailey
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 906 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:59. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to test the construct validity of a regression equation developed by Jurca and colleagues (2005) to estimate CRF without exercise testing in community dwelling older adults...
  42. pmc Self-regulatory processes and exercise adherence in older adults: executive function and self-efficacy effects
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, 906 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana IL 61801, USA
    Am J Prev Med 41:284-90. 2011
    ..Similarly, behavioral inhibition and cognitive resource allocation-indices of executive control function-have also been associated with this health behavior...
  43. doi request reprint Effects of training strategies implemented in a complex videogame on functional connectivity of attentional networks
    Michelle W Voss
    University of Illinois, Department of Psychology, Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Neuroimage 59:138-48. 2012
    ..Our approach and findings also provide a foundation for exploring the brain plasticity involved in transfer of trained abilities to novel real-world tasks such as driving, sport, or neurorehabilitation...
  44. doi request reprint Do athletes excel at everyday tasks?
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL 60801, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 43:1920-6. 2011
    ..We extended the sport-cognition literature by using a realistic street crossing task to examine the multitasking and processing speed abilities of collegiate athletes and nonathletes...
  45. pmc Share or compete? Load-dependent recruitment of prefrontal cortex during dual-task performance
    Kathy A Low
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Beckman Institute, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Psychophysiology 46:1069-79. 2009
    ..The data provide support for a competition view of dual-task processing...
  46. ncbi request reprint A structural equation modeling analysis of attentional control: an event-related fMRI study
    Kirk I Erickson
    Beckman Institute and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 22:349-57. 2005
    ..Additionally, we found that the paths were significantly lateralized to the right hemisphere. These results are discussed in relation to theories of the function of each region in attentional control...
  47. pmc Experience-based mitigation of age-related performance declines: evidence from air traffic control
    Ashley Nunes
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 15:12-24. 2009
    ..The implications of these findings for global skilled labor shortages are discussed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Oculomotor consequences of abrupt object onsets and offsets: onsets dominate oculomotor capture
    Walter R Boot
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Percept Psychophys 67:910-28. 2005
    ..e., antipredictive). The present results are consistent with a new-object theory of attentional capture in which onsets receive attentional priority over other types of changes in the visual environment...
  49. doi request reprint Role of childhood aerobic fitness in successful street crossing
    Laura Chaddock
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:749-53. 2012
    ..Increased aerobic fitness is associated with improved cognition, brain health, and academic achievement during preadolescence...
  50. ncbi request reprint Age-related effects of attentional and oculomotor capture by onsets and color singletons as a function of experience
    Angela M Colcombe
    Department of Psychology, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, 405 North Mathew Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 113:205-25. 2003
    ..The results are discussed in terms of top-down and stimulus-driven effects on age-related differences in attentional control...
  51. ncbi request reprint Exercise, experience and the aging brain
    James D Churchill
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 405 N Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 23:941-55. 2002
    ..Preliminary measures of brain function hold promise of increased interaction between human and animal researchers and a better understanding of the substrates of experience effects on behavioral performance in aging...
  52. ncbi request reprint Enhancing brain and cognitive function of older adults through fitness training
    Arthur F Kramer
    Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Mol Neurosci 20:213-21. 2003
    ..Finally, we discuss the important issue of participant adherence to fitness training programs and the factors that influence fitness participation...
  53. ncbi request reprint Effects of physical activity on cognition, well-being, and brain: Human interventions
    Arthur F Kramer
    Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 3:S45-51. 2007
    ..Although there are currently few human intervention studies that have examined fitness effects on human brain function and structure, the studies that have been conducted report promising results...